Piano tuning repairs service

Durand Piano Service

Kansas City, MO 64151

Phone (816) 587-9970

E-mail ddurand@kc.rr.com

Daryl Durand is a Registered Piano Technician servicing Parkville MO

and the Northland area since 1980. Quality professional service in piano tuning,

action regulation, voicing and on site repairs.

Daryl has been a member of The Piano Technicians Guild since 1993

and a registered technician since 1998.

How To Maintain Your Piano

Piano Tuning cost

Tuning is the most common maintenance you will do for your piano and will be done the most often. Do to seasonal changes and humidity swings I recommend a piano be tuned twice a year. Tuning is the adjustment of tension of every string so that it vibrates at the correct pitch. There is close to 250 tuning pins and there are many things that can affect the pitch of a piano. This includes temperature and humidity levels, how hard the piano is played and the age and the condition of the piano. As you practice for your next concert or recital your ears might be hurting from an out of tune piano. Give a piano tuner in Parkville MO a call for a price quote on the cost of piano service. This is the best investment you can make to your music.

New pianos require more tunings in the first year because the wire is still stretching. It is good to keep the tension of the wire where it needs to be and not let the piano fall in pitch at this time. It will also be more stable in the long run to not let the tension of the wire fall to low. I run across pianos all the time that haven’t been tuned for years and it puts more stress on the instrument to bring it back to pitch. String breakage can happen and that runs into more cost for the customer.


Regulation is adjusting the action for optimal playability so that every note has the same feel. Regulation will need to be done to a piano once in a while to improve the feel. This involves adjusting the actions parts so that every note feels the same and is consistent across the keyboard. Being able to play loud and soft is important to the dynamics of the music being played. How often a piano needs regulations will depend on how often the piano is used and it’s age. Once every five years is a good guess for when a piano needs regulation. If it is used by students in an institution you might want to do this every year because it is being used more often.


Voicing is adjusting the tone so it sounds evenly across the keyboard. Voicing is the adjustment of tone so that it is even and gives every piano its own unique sound. The room can affect the sound of the piano. Some pianos are too bright on hard wood floors and need to be softened up a bit. This is done by working with the hammers so they are not hard as rocks and the hammers need to be aligned with the string so that they hit squarely.

Local Piano Dealers


Schmitt Music - This is a chain of piano stores that has a good reputation for sales and restorations. Having a large selection of new and used pianos for sale will give you much pleasure picking out your instrument. Talk to anyone of the salesmen for information on piano movers and piano teachers in your area. If I was going to buy a new or used Kawai piano today I would find a cow path in Kansas City and head out to Schmitt Music in Overland Park KS. I’m sure you’ll find a friend at Schmitt Music very fast if you have a pocket full of money. I love to tune Kawai and Steinway pianos so call a Certified Piano Tuner in Parkville MO for an estimate on piano tuning cost.

They have a large selection of quality name brand pianos for the concert pianist in your home. You will find the best deals on new or used Kawai pianos here. I own a Kawai piano and think every cowboy and cowgirl in Kansas City MO should own one. A piano tuning expert in Parkville MO will be needed to service your new instrument after the store has delivered your piano. A piano tuner in Kansas City will be a great source of musical enjoyment. If I was buying a new piano this would be the first place I would go.

Meyer Music - A family owned piano store that caries a full line of  band and orchestra instruments. They have a large selection of sheet music and also give piano lessons. A professional piano tuner from Parkville MO should be called to service your valuable instrument.

A well established piano store in Kansas City that offers sales and rentals of Yamaha pianos. If your looking for a piano tuner that is highly trained just saddle up your horse and ride out to Parkville MO and ask about piano service. If you don’t have a horse then you could just drive your car to Parkville MO and ask for a piano tuning specialist.

Mid-America Piano - A piano dealer with a reputation for having a large selection of new and used pianos for sale. You will get into a new piano for a very reasonable price while they sell your old piano for you. I’ve tuned pianos for Mid-America and think there a wonderful company to do business with. For the best piano tuning in town call a Registered Piano Tuner in Kansas City MO.

Piano Teachers Information Sites

Kansas City Music Teachers Association - KCMTA is professional piano teachers from the Kansas City area. For piano lessons you can search by zip code to find a teacher in your area. For all you little Buckaroos in Parkville MO this would be a great time to find a piano tuner.

Mobile Music Teachers - It could be so convenient to take your piano lesson at home. A team of 15 music teachers give at home piano lessons in the Kansas City area. A mobile piano tuner in Kearney MO can excite millions of music lovers.

PrivateLessons.com - Find a piano teacher by entering the zip code for any city in the USA and you could win a free vacation. If you want your kid to have perfect pitch call a piano tuner in Parkville MO.

PianoTeachers.com - This site is a large resource of piano teachers where you can look up by State. A powerful sense of confidence will come over you as you find a certified piano tuner in Platte City MO.

Piano Teachers Directory - Find someone that is highly recommended from the largest directory of piano tuners in Kansas City by going to the Piano Acoustics web site. After finding a devoted piano teacher who has many students that have won awards.

Daryl Durand will be a great choice for winning your hearts as the best piano tuner in Kansas City, MO.

Local Piano Movers in Kansas City

Arbuckle Music - I’ve known Roger Arbuckle for a long time and he can do a good job moving your piano. Arbuckle Music is known for piano rentals in the Kansas City area. Moving pianos and organs using appropriate dollies your piano is safe and secure during transportation. Special care is taken with padding and blankets to protect your piano when moving. The best piano moving company for moving your family heirloom. This could be the place if your moving to Kansas City and looking for a piano tuner.
Using the best moving equipment your piano is delivered in perfect condition but you will still need to call a piano tuner in Gladstone MO. Call a registered piano tuning specialist in Gladstone MO once your piano has arrived.

I would trust Roger Arbuckle to move my piano and many of the local piano dealers use Roger for their piano moving needs. If you love to play piano and live in Liberty MO then call a certified piano tuning professional to service your beautiful instrument. As far as I know Jesse James from Kearney MO never played piano but if he did would call Roger Arbuckle to move it for him. You don’t need to rob a bank in Liberty MO like Jesse did just to pay for a piano tuning once it is moved.

Roger used to be on the Fisherman’s Friend Show years ago playing the Hammond Organ. When it comes to moving your piano Roger is never gone fishin’ but instead he’s just a wishin’. He has a Yamaha grand piano that George Burns autographed he would love to rent to you. With 26 years of experience how can he go wrong moving pianos. Roger Arbuckle will move a reconditioned used piano for anyone with a bank account in Gladstone MO who is looking for a piano tuner. A certified piano tuner in Kansas City MO is your best choice for musical pleasure.

Servicing The Greater Kansas City Area

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